When My Fittest Friend Asked Me For Motivation, Here’s What I Told Her

Rectangle 58

Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

Fit + Fueled

An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.
Get all the tools to take your physique into your hands. Over six-months, you’ll transform your life, mindset, and body in this program that’s part-course, part-coaching, and part-community.

One of my friends—she just happens to be my fittest friend—recently asked me for some workout motivation. She started a new job, so her workout routine changed from a group/class setting to working out mostly on her own. She’s usually the one who motivates ME, but I know how it goes. Life changes. Priorities change (i.e. babies). Hell, sometimes you just lose your fitness spark. I absolutely love exercise, and I’ve found myself there a number of times over the years, so I totally get it. I gave her these three pieces of advice below, which always help me get my workout mojo back. I hope they help you guys, too!

Just do it

When it comes to fitness, those Nike people know what it’s alllllll about. Haha! But, seriously, when you’re just not feeling it, don’t think about the reasons why you can’t or don’t want to exercise. Too tired? Not enough time? The house is a mess?

If you let your brain wander to all of those cants and donts, you’ll never work out. Instead of talking yourself out of it, JUST DO IT. Don’t think about anything else, except for getting your butt in gear!

Related: Remind yourself that this might be the ONLY time you can work out today. Now or never, baby! When I’m dillydallying about a workout, this thought always forces me into motion!

Put on your workout clothes

Getting dressed is sometimes half the battle, so I make it a priority. If you’re working from home, your job likely allows some flexibility in your attire. Personally, I’m almost always wearing workout clothes, but my friend has a much more rigid schedule, so I suggested a couple of ways to make this work: (1) Wearing her workout clothes to bed or at least some of them (I mean, it’s fairly comfortable to sleep in leggings and an athletic top, but sleeping in a sports bra… uh, no thanks), so she’s ready to go for her early-morning workout. No excuses! (2) Wearing her clothes home from work, so she’s motivated to drive right to the gym. I feel like once you’re wearing your workout clothes, it’s hard to back out. I mean, you made the effort to put them on, so you might as well put them to good use!

Find a workout that makes you excited

Recently, I started working out at home in my basement gym on my own. It’s super convenient, so it’s easy for me to pop in for a quick workout. Having a workout picked out and ready to go makes me excited to try it out. My friend and I share new workouts with one another all the time to keep us motivated since we’re often exercising on our own.

If you’re working out at home and need some additional motivation, my 6-week at-home strength training program, #StrongMadeSimple, is just what you need to stay consistent. It gives you the benefits of an intense strength training workout in just 30 minutes a day. Plus, all you need are two dumbbells so you can do this at home while the kids nap or while dinner is in the oven!⁠

If you’re a busy woman who wants to look like she works out without spending hours in the gym, then #strongmadesimple is for you. ⁠

ALL THE DETAILS: https://carrotsncake.lpages.co/strongmadesimple/

The program will be open for registration through this Sunday, April 12th at midnight EST ONLY, so grab your spot this week! 


Additional motivation and tips:

10 Tips For Balancing Exercise With A New Baby

How to Get Motivated to Exercise During Nap Time

9 Workouts to Do During Nap Time

How to Stick With Your Workouts When You’re Dealing with Morning Sickness

Postpartum Fitness: How I Overcame Feeling Discouraged

You Might Also Like


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!

Join The community

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!


© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.